Victoria, B.C. is known as the “city of gardens,” and rightly so.  The mild year-round climate permits the growth of nearly every type of plant, including palm trees.  The British brought many things to Victoria when they came, but apart from a love of all things tea related, perhaps it is the love of gardens that is most significant to the aesthetically minded!  Just strolling through downtown Victoria, one can see many stunning gardens, flowering trees, and hanging baskets.  Located in and around Victoria, one finds many amazing gardens that have taken both these British passions and combined them for a civilised and relaxing experience.  Take in the sights and scents, relax with a cup of lovely tea, and for those feeling a bit peckish, partake of a sumptuous afternoon tea or a light treat.